The other challenge in Australia however is likely to be educating the market about cloud computing in general.
The Sage Business Index which was released in Sydney this week suggests that cloud computing “remains largely an enigma to business” with only 53 per cent of respondents to a survey having even heard of the term. The survey, of 500 business people found only about one in five companies had any idea what cloud computing meant in practice and only one in 12 had any experience of actually using public cloud computing services.
There was hope though. Once the respondents had cloud computing explained to then, almost half said they might be interested in trying it.
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